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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#709 of 775 Re: just recieved internet quote for 2009 malibu LS [steven39]
May 31, 2009 (1:52 pm)
Those prices aren't that good.
I am seeing LS, LT and LT1 trims sell for about $2,500 to $3,000 below MSRP, but the kicker is that I have a friend who works at a dealership (that sells Chevy among three other brands), and he's told me sales have literally tanked in the last two weeks as people await GM's bankruptcy filing tomorrow.
No one knows how the act of filing is going to affect foot traffic or confidence in even GM's formerly better selling cars like the Malibu and CTS.
Wait and see...
I would NOT buy a Malibu now if at all possible to avoid it.
Jun 11, 2009 (11:01 am)
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#711 of 775 Re: just recieved internet quote for 2009 malibu LS [mikemartin]
Jun 12, 2009 (3:02 pm)
"I would NOT buy a Malibu now if at all possible to avoid it."
Really? GM has filed for bankruptcy re-organization and the world hasn't come to an end. What has ended are some of the incentives, according to my dealer. June incentives are not quite as good as in May because sales of the Malibu were strong in May.
So if I had followed your advice, which was based on nothing but speculation, I would have paid $1,500 more for a Malibu on June 1st than I did on May 31st.
I qualified for FOUR incentives in May: 1) Credit Union/Buying Service price, 2) $1,000 conquest price (switching from another manufacturer), 3) $2,500 standard cash back, and 3) $1,000 lease incentive because I will be ending a lease on another vehicle in 3 months.
So I basically paid $4,500 below the vehicle Program Price, which is a couple hundred below the Dealer Invoice cost (not MSRP).
I'm not sure if this has been discussed here, but if you belong to a credit union or to Costco that has a car buying service, dealers will give you that price without using the service.
I bought this car for my niece as a graduation gift, but I'm driving it for a few weeks. I'm very impressed with this car for the price. And that's saying something because I'm a long time BMW driver.
#712 of 775 is it a good price
Jun 13, 2009 (6:11 am)
I got a price of $ 500 below invoice on loaded ltz malibu
with upromise web site. This is in florida do you guy think
there are better deal out there or is the best i can do.
#713 of 775 In Portland this week...
Jun 20, 2009 (8:59 pm)
An '06 driftwood Malibu Maxx LS (I think - had cloth seats) with a 1 year dealer warranty (Carr Chevrolet) was going for around $7500. The dealer is in Beaverton, OR (the sale is in the Beaverton Kmart lot).
Ironically, what they were asking was the same I got in trade for my '04 Maxx LS about a year or so ago.
#714 of 775 2009 Chevy Malibu 2LT LT2
Jul 31, 2009 (6:55 pm)
Just paid 22886 minus 2000 in rebates. Rear power was the only addition.
So 20,886 then minus C.A.R.S. (4500)
#715 of 775 Re: 2009 Chevy Malibu 2LT LT2 [ktscott01]
Aug 03, 2009 (6:11 am)
What was msrp of car? I assume no trade in allowance since you got the clunker deal, yes?
#716 of 775 Price for Maintenance
Aug 13, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I have a 2005 Malibu about 48k miles. Chevy dealer told me that I need transmission flush, induction service, and mass air flow cleaning. Here is the price list,
Transmission flush: $206
Induction service: $154
Are those service necessary, are those prices reasonable???
Thank you very much for your advice.
#718 of 775 Re: Price for Maintenance [kyfdx]
Aug 13, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Thanks kyfdx. Have a good weekend.